Finlaystone Country Estate (< 1 mile)
Finlaystone Country Estate
Country Park with play areas, woodland walks, picnic and bbq areas, gardens and waterfalls, events and activities, tearoom, shop and visitor centre.
Ardardan Estate (3 miles)
It is a working farm actual so animal interaction is kept to a minimum, though they can still be viewed. It's more about the pleasing woodland walks, enjoying the walled garden etc., so probably a stop for smaller, less...
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve (5 miles)
Loch Lomond National Nature Reserve
This loch is famous for its beautiful wooded shores and islands. The reserve embraces five of the loch's islands, each supporting rich, mature oak woodland.
Battery Park (7 miles)
There are two children's play areas, a skateboard park, and two grass pitches for football and rugby. The park is also home to two of Inverclyde Leisure's astroturf pitches and a pavilion with toilet...
Balloch Castle Country Park (7 miles)
Balloch Castle Country Park
Nice for exploring and has a great enclosed play area, there are ruins dotted about and a beautiful walled garden. Not a full day's worth but a nice spot for a picnic and some kite flying.
Gourock Park (7 miles)
Young children can enjoy the petsâ corner and substantial play area, while mum and dad can enjoy the array of plants and shrubs in the walled garden. There's also an outdoor pool nearby.
Barshaw Park (11 miles)
A 55 acre traditional park located 1 mile east from the centre of Paisley, Renfrewshire. The recreational ground provides facilities suitable for all age groups to enjoy including walks, walled garden, nature corner, play...
Gleniffer Braes Country Park (11 miles)
Gleniffer Braes Country Park
Approximately 480 acres in size, three miles long and one mile wide. It is an upland park, mainly of moorland but it also has woodland parts and hill farming areas. The park is located just over 2 miles from the centre of...
Mugdock Country Park (12 miles)
Mugdock Country Park
Get involved in cycling, archery, explore the castle or take part in the history trail, scavenger hunt, orienteering or tree trail, plus both a children’s play park for the younger ones and a more challenging adventure...
Glasgow Botanic Gardens (14 miles)
Glasgow Botanic Gardens
Beautiful and interesting plant experience in a series of landscaped gardens with a special children's garden and an adventure play area as well as an informative visitor centre.
Pollok Country Park (15 miles)
Pollok Country Park
Pollok Country Park has been voted the Best Park in Britain 2007, and Europe's Best Park 2008. You can see Highland Cattle, Heavy Horses, woodland / riverside walks. Pollok House, formal gardens, a play park for children and...
Benmore Botanic Garden (15 miles)
Benmore Botanic Garden
In the wonderful woodland setting of the Eachaig Valley lies this garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. It boasts a world-famous collection of magnificent conifers, flowering trees and shrubs. Great...
Rouken Glen Park (16 miles)
Rouken Glen Park
Walking trails through the woods, a great adventure play area, a skate park, five a side football pitches and a summer boating pond.
Reidvale Adventure Play (17 miles)
Reidvale Adventure Play
A wide range of accessible play equipment, activities and resources both outdoors and indoors are on offer at this Playground.
Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre (19 miles)
Tollcross Park and Leisure Centre
Park with Glen Nature Walk, Childrens Farm and Courtyard Visitor Centre plus an adjacent Leisure Centre which has a pool and baby splash pool.
Argyll Forest Park (19 miles)
Argyll Forest Park
A wealth of opportunities for hiking, fishing, horse riding, and cycling, all within the breathtaking vista of this wild environment.
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre (20 miles)
David Marshall Lodge Visitor Centre
Now known as The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre at Aberfoyle, this is the best place to start exploring the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. The location above Aberfoyle offers some of the most spectacular views in the area...
Eglinton Country Park (20 miles)
Eglinton Country Park
There are tranquil country pursuits available here, from walking, horse riding, and fishing on the lochside to the range of children's play areas to span all ages.
James Hamilton Heritage Park (20 miles)
James Hamilton Heritage Park
Offering indoor activity centre, outdoor water sports, adventure playgrounds, bird watching, and fun boat hire.
Dean Castle Country Park (22 miles)
Dean Castle Country Park
The Country Park, covering over 200 acres, boasts beautiful woodland walks, adventure playground, pets corner, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle housing world class collections including...
Calderglen Country Park (23 miles)
Calderglen Country Park
A visitor centre, courtyard cafe, children's zoo, play area, nature trails and ornamental garden.There's over over 8 miles of nature trails at Calderglen.
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens (25 miles)
Ardkinglas Woodland Gardens
An outstanding collection of plants and trees, including the tallest tree in Britain! Apparently very abundant in squirrels, so take nuts and binoculars.
Strathclyde Country Park (26 miles)
Strathclyde Country Park
400 hectares of countryside in the valley of the River Clyde surrounding Strathclyde Loch as the focal point for water and land based activities and including a miniature train to ride.
Palacerigg Country Park (26 miles)
Palacerigg Country Park
More than 300 hectares of great outdoors with rare breeds and an array of wild life to see and plenty to explore.
Chatelherault Country Park (27 miles)
Chatelherault Country Park
Described as a Jewel in the Landscape, Chatelherault is a beautiful park with wonderful walks and places for kids to explore.
Crarae Gardens (27 miles)
Britain's finest example of an exotic Himalayan-style woodland garden. Plus you may be fortunate enough to see deer with fawns; you will certainly see a huge variety of birds. Apparently it's also abundant in...
Strathaven Park (28 miles)
Facilities include a public boating pond, two bowling greens, children's play areas, putting green, outdoor tennis courts and a fantastic miniature railway.
Causewayhead Park (29 miles)
Fun for the whole family with woodland trails, an adventure playground, and homemade ice-creams.
Dollar Park (33 miles)
A beautiful park with play area, crazy golf and a bouncy castle for children to enjoy!
Polkemmet Country Park (36 miles)
Polkemmet Country Park
Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn.
Zetland Park (36 miles)
Great place to take the fkis for a family day out with things to do include crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle, children's bicycle area, bowling green, boating pond and mini traffic area!
Muiravonside Country Park (37 miles)
Muiravonside Country Park
170 acres of woodland and parkland with an open farm, play parks, river walks and ruins to explore.
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve (38 miles)
Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve
Breath taking views and amazing wildlife. Explore the site and see what creatures you can discover using provided binoculars and focal points.
Beecraigs Country Park (40 miles)
Beecraigs Country Park
Colour coded trails lead you through the park that take you to the adventure playground and deer farm. The play park has activities to suit all ages. You can cycle along forest paths or ride on horses.
Almond Valley Heritage Trust (42 miles)
Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Kids can let off steam and engage their imagination in a range of unique play facilities including a simulated archaeological dig, a play mine, toy tractors, pedal carts and trampolines. Nestled in a pleasant riverside site...
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park (45 miles)
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park
Woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas and seating and barbecue facilities (pre booking required to BBQ). The Park's Visitor Centre also has an aquarium, audio/visual and classroom facilities.
Lochore Meadows Country Park (52 miles)
Lochore Meadows Country Park
With the loch as its heart, this park provides a strong and varied mix of informal and formal leisure activities and experiences including a beach and adventure playground for the kids and a cafe.
Glengoulandie Country Park (55 miles)
Glengoulandie Country Park
Glengoulandie Country Park has something for everyone..A fabulous herd of red deer, including a white stag, Highland cattle, Soay sheep & Goats
Chickens and peafowl. There is also a Coffee shop, serving homemade food, a...
Meadows and Bruntfield Links (56 miles)
Meadows and Bruntfield Links
Park in the centre of Edinburgh with loads to do for children of all ages - everything from a flying fox, sand play, swings, slides, climbing frames and suitable for toddlers to teens.
Riverside Park (59 miles)
Has pleasant woodland walks, pond, several play areas and sculptures, and also cricket pitch, football facilities and skateboard facilities.
Ravenscraig Park (60 miles)
Park with woodland walks connecting to coastal paths and with Ravenscraig Castle and the Harbour Masters house to explore plus loads of age specific outdoor play equipment too.
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park (25 miles)
MandD's Scotland's Theme Park
Scotland's Theme Park is FUN for ALL the family! A great selection of rides and attractions, from the kiddie's corner to the more thrilling rides and attractions for teens and adults!
Heads of Ayr Park (35 miles)
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Heads of Ayr Park
There's almost 50 different types of animal, each with its own particular charm. Meet them, touch them, feed them! And it's packed with fantastic activities like indoor and outdoor play areas, an aerial runway,...
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre (5 miles)
Loch Lomond Bird Of Prey Centre
A small centre attached to a garden centre close to Loch Lomond. Around 30 birds in total. Regular flying displays and some handling opportunities. They also run introductory days, hawk walks and hunting days.
Loch Lomond Aquarium (5 miles)
Loch Lomond Aquarium
A visit to Loch Lomond Aquarium is not complete without a journey through our magnificent Ocean Tunnel displaying over twenty species of tropical fish from around the world. Here you will find fishy facts on our six black...
Amazonia (25 miles)
Scotland's largest indoor rainforest attraction offering a new fun and educational experience for all ages. It's a unique place to learn and explore, offering children and adults an insight into life in a tropical...
Lamont City Farm (7 miles)
Lamont City Farm
Small petting farm, with under 5's play area and weekly kids club - all sorts of animals at the farm including sheep, goats, horses, ponies, pigs, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, chipmunks, ducks, hens and geese.
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton (3 miles)
Scottish Maritime Museum- Dumbarton
Maritime museum with lots of hand-on activities and plenty to see including carving your own hull and imagining that you are a ship designer.
McLean Museum and Art Gallery (6 miles)
McLean Museum and Art Gallery
The Museum features an Egyptian mummy cartonnage, a Samurai warrior, an Indian Tiger, a Nile crocodile, a Sloth Bear and other animals, also ship models. Free quiz sheets are available along with an art table with activity...
Castle House Museum (11 miles)
Castle House Museum
Well stocked museum on upper floors of one of Dunoon's most historic locations. Putting and tennis also available in the Castle Gardens with excellent views of the Firth of Clyde.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Play Parks and Great Outdoors near Greenock with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Strathclyde can enjoy the great day out as well.
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